Jessica Poppe

Jessica Poppe began her vocal studies at the age of 12 in the southernmost part of Germany near the French and Swiss borders.  At the age of 16, she had her first operatic role as Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Theater Hof. 

Jessica further pursued vocal training at the Basel Academy of Music in Switzerland followed by vocal studies at the Freiburg Conservatory of Music and graduate vocal studies at the University of Performing Arts in Frankfurt when she received vocal scholarships from the Rosenberg and Zerweck Cassela Foundations.  She has studied under renowned vocal artists including Brigitte Fassbender, Anne Le-Bozec, Helmut Deutsch, Sherman Lowe, Paoletta Marrocu, Felice Vananzoni, Angelika Kirchschlager and Christa Ludwig and was awarded for a special prize at the competition Hommaggio a Maria Callas Citta di Breschia.  Jessica is fluent in English, French, German and Italian.

The young mezzosoprano made her debut at the 2017 Bad Vilbel Burgfestspielen as Marcellina in the children's opera "Nozze di Figaro”.  She was reinvited to perform the title role in Rossini’s “La  Cenerentola” in 2019. Embracing Hansel in Humperdinck’s “Hansel und Gretel” at Gallus Theater Frankfurt and Opera Zurich, she has an affinity for Hosenrollen.   In Summer 2021 she sang Prince Lelio in Pauline Viardot’s chamber opera “Le dérniere sorcier” at Opera festival della Valle d’Itria (It.), Littleopera Festival di “Zamora (Esp.) and Museg Festival in Segovia. She staged in “Rigoletto’ as Maddalena at Konzerthaus Solingen in 2020. 

Jessica has actively participated in  Accademia Belcanto “Rodolfo Celletti” di Fondazione Paolo Grassi in Italy. Her mezzosoprano voice makes use of Belcanto technique, which leads to sonore her warm voice freely and with agility.  She is the founder the  “Qantara-Trio’, a Trio with harp and Oud presenting a transculturalconcert repertory and with productions at Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Oper Köln, Oper Frankfurt. She works with noted pianists Hedayet Djeddikar as well as Hilko Dumno and gives concerts including Liederabende throughout Germany, specializing in French Romantic and German Lied. She also has a keen interest in the contemporary art song and has performed the chamber music piece „ Fragmente aus Frühling for the Klaus Hubers anniversary in 2014.

Jessica works closely with the Staatstheater Wiesbaden since the time she graced the stage as one of the 3 Women in Søren Nils Eichberg's world premiere opera "Schönerland" in 2017. Last season, she returned as Lap Dancer 4 in "Anna Nicole" as well as the Third Magd in Strauss’ “Elektra “ Last year. This season she sang and dance as Craker Sacajawea in the contemporary Opera "Oryx anx Crake" by Eichberg. Specialized in contemporary music she will make her debut in Munich as the main role in "Powder her face" by Ades. A special production is Monteverdi's "L'incoronazione di Poppea" in an art nouveau swimming pool in Munich, where she wil engrace the stage as Ottavia

Jessica Poppe is not only a performing singer but also an esteemed vocal coach. Her students perform at the Frankfurt Opera and in various bands. She combines functional voice training with the Belcanto technique, making her a highly sought-after voice instructor. Thanks to her exceptional ability to listen functionally, her online lessons are of the same high quality as in-person instruction